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I liek Squirtles 04-09-2016 06:56 PM

Pokkén Tournament
I just got the demo, and I think it's pretty neat. I'm bad at these kinds of fighters, but I think I can finally get into the genre.

So thoughts, tips, your mains?

Murkrow 04-09-2016 08:02 PM

Re: Pokkén Tournament
If I had a Wii U I'd probably get it, but I don't so I won't. It looks like it's great fun though, if there was an arcade somewhere near me where you could play it locally I'd probably go to that. There are some Wii U games I'd get later if the NX is backwards compatible, but not multiplayer games since there's a chance their servers will get shut down like the Wii and DS ones were. So the same for this and Splatoon, really.

But even though I haven't and probably won't play it, here's some things I've thought about it:

I do wonder why they chose the roster that they did. I know for the most part they're ones that are popular in Japan, but what's with Pikachu Libre? Is Chandelure that popular - I wouldn't be surprised if it is since it's a pretty cool Pokémon, but I've not really seen huge amounts of attention given to it before.

I'm not sure who I'd play as. I haven't played fighting games pretty much at all before so I can't tell from just looking who I'd want to play as. I kind of want to give Suicune a try, but I think I'd probably prefer a faster character.

I liek Squirtles 04-09-2016 09:07 PM

Re: Pokkén Tournament
In the demo, you can play as Pikachu, Lucario, Charizard or Gengar (in addition to two support sets consisting of Emolga and Fennekin, and Cubone and Diglett). My favorite has to be Lucario; I've managed two perfect rounds with him, God knows how.

Do you guys think there'll be any DLC?
Considering it's an arcade title, I don't think there'll be any paid DLC; maybe we'll get lucky and get free DLC instead.

M&F 04-10-2016 04:57 AM

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Pokkén is pretty awesome! Tough to get the hang of at first, but once you have a fighter under your belt, it's fun. Myself, I'm packing a mean Sceptile, and I'm doing well with Pikachu Libre too. My favorite Support Set is Reshiram/Cresselia, both for the strategical utility and because I always laugh at the noise Reshiram makes.

What I found most strange about the roster was the amount of Fire-types. There's even more of them than there are Fighting-types, which would be the type you'd expect to be the most common in a, well, fighting game. And, well, one of those is Chandelure. Despite that particular frequent note, though, they did do a pretty good job of giving every character a very unique moveset -- even the two Pikachu play much less alike than one might have expected.

It'd be really cool for some DLC characters to crop up, paid or otherwise, but since the existing roster is already so well done, that might be a little much to hope for. DLC stages seem likelier -- and less exciting, since there aren't very drastic differences between stages, even if the scenery is beautifully made all around.

PS.: Also, before I pass up a perfectly convenient oportunity to drop the bomb, I've been getting plenty of ideas for a Pokkén Mafia setup. Something like that might just spontaneously crop up on the forums soon...

Byrus 04-11-2016 12:54 AM

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I want this bad, but I don't think I want to shell out for a Wii U just to play it. The Wii I bought was a complete waste of money and I'm still kind of bitter about that, so I think I'm just content to watch Let's Plays of it for now. The graphics are definitely really pretty. Sorta amused about Chandelure as it seems like a very random pick, but I'm not complaining.

Sandstone-Shadow 04-14-2016 02:55 PM

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So I've had this (possibly silly) question since this game was announced, and maybe someone can shed some light on it... but why is it called Pokkén and not Pokémon? Is there an actual reason, or was it just that this is supposed to be a completely different game and there's a different name to reflect that?

Kratos Aurion 04-14-2016 03:40 PM

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It's a combination of Pokémon and Tekken, one of the big fighting game franchises. IIRC it was at least partially developed by the same people. Storywise it's entirely a Pokémon game, but mechanically it's supposed to be a crossover/very similar to a Tekken game.

It's pretty fun, yeah! I'm also absolutely awful at really technical fighting games with all this combo emphasis (like, the only thing I know about playing actual Tekken, or at least whichever version was in the pizza place arcade back in the day, is that as long as your opponent is also incompetent you can generally win by picking Eddy and mashing buttons), but I figured I might try and learn a bit with this one. I've only played a few times so far due to being busy, but I'm rather enjoying blaziken, garchomp and braixen, and sceptile was pretty fun as well once I figured out how its attacks actually worked.


Originally Posted by Metallica Fanboy (Post 661831)
PS.: Also, before I pass up a perfectly convenient oportunity to drop the bomb, I've been getting plenty of ideas for a Pokkén Mafia setup. Something like that might just spontaneously crop up on the forums soon...


Sandstone-Shadow 04-14-2016 06:50 PM

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Ohh I feel like I had heard that but forgot. That makes sense.

Maybe I will try it someday when I get an actual system that's more modern than the regular DS xD It sounds fun. I feel like I'd end up button mashing rather than following any particular strategy.

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